Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm?
I suppose you could say that I “showered” attention on DD last week when she was so sick. 

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please!
Up until last year, DH and I would head to Florida each March for some spring training/spring break.  We’d take in a game or two and see the sights.  I think my favorite memory was seeing a manatee.  Every spring I’d hope to see a manatee, and I saw one when we visited the Everglades! 

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans?
I love pecans … I’m always disappointed if cookies don’t have some pecans.  My favorite dish?  Apple crumb pie. 

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life?
I’m  not sure which one would be applied to my life lately … maybe a “good egg” as DH has been patient and understanding of the long days at DD’s and my exhaustion when I’ve come home … he’s willingly picked up a lot of the slack here.

5.  In my experience___________________________________.
Worry accomplishes nothing.
6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics?

Let It Rain

7. What does the word hope mean to you?
To me, hope is not just wishful thinking … it’s an assurance that regardless of what happens here on this earth, God is in control.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

There are more signs of spring … trees are starting to get some buds, grass is greening up, spring flowers are starting to bloom … I do believe spring has finally sprung here in southwestern Illinois! 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. I lived in Ft Myers for a short time and it never got old when i saw a manatee or a dolphin. I always get excited! Great song choice. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Very good questions and answers today!

  3. LOVE your answers to 5 and 7!! Somehow I missed "a good egg" as a choice. Sounds like your hubby is a keeper for sure. I've been thinking and praying for your daughter. Sure hope she is back to her old self. Enjoy your day!

  4. Interesting answers. I love seeing the manatees when we go to the Homosassa Zoo. I really need to take the kids back there soon! Hope you had fun with your company and can get to a few games this year.

  5. It's nice to think that spring has finally arrived. I hope your DD is feeling better.

  6. Good words on hope and worry.

    Spring is here in Ohio too! Loving it, even when its raining.

    Have a great day.

  7. Love your answer to #7. I have to remind myself of that when things seem like they are anything but under his control. Enjoy your day and all the signs of spring

  8. Isn't it a comfort to know God is in control? And you are so right about worry... it does steal our joy! Hope DD is better!

  9. So enjoyed your hodge podge today and love your meaningful quote about not worrying... so true! Thanks for blogging so much... here's hoping your dd is having a better week this week! Kathi

  10. You are so right, worrying doesn't accomplish a thing! I keep telling myself that, but sometimes I have a hard time listening!

    Happy Spring!!!

  11. Hi dear friend, Spring is showing its face here but then we are supposed to get snow this Sunday-grrr. Loved all your answers!
    Thank you for always sharing encouragement to others, especially me and thank you for your prayers.
    Hugs & love,

  12. I love that song too!

  13. I haven't thought about that song is a while, love it!

    Surely do hope your daughter is much, much better!

    We're seeing signs of spring here too. Thank goodness!

  14. Hope DD is feeling better. That is so true about worry. I am so guilty of that! I agree, hope is having God in control. Glad to hear that your Spring has sprung.....

  15. Love the song. Thanks for sharing. :)

  16. I so agree about worrying. It does use up a lot of valuable time. But not worrying is easier said than done. I am so glad we are going to enjoy a couple of days of sunshine before the spring rains return. I get so much more done on a sunny day. Hope your DD is feeling better

  17. So true about worry. It is the enemy. I do hope your daughter is feeling much better!


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